Purpose of the flight and payload description

PAYLOAD UNKNOWN There is no data available on the purpose of the flight or the experiments performed. Information regarding launch, flight path and landing obtained from public ADS-B tracking networks.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 7/13/2021 at 15:45 utc
Launch site: Marine Area, South of Key West, Florida, US  
Balloon launched by: Raven Aerostar
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
Flight identification number: HBAL548
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/13/2021 at 15:48 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 3 m
Landing site: Only three minutes aloft

The balloon appeared briefly on the ADS-B tracking network as being towed by a moving boat. The flight coincided with the protests against Cuban government and just when public opinion started to talk about the use of balloons to breach the intener blockade in the Island. Coincidence?

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